Lavender Coffee - Hermit Werds - nail art with freehand painted lavender to celebrate lavender-flavored coffee

Lavender Coffee

May 24, 2018 Lisa 0

Lavender coffee is a miracle of deliciousness in itself, but the real surprise is that I’m posting this month’s coffee mani on not the last day possible. Possibly it is because I am turning it in for #NailChallengeCollaborative’s “Spring Colors” prompt. I just hope I do as well next month. Read More

2017 – a Belated Year in Review – Part 2/2

May 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Welcome to Part 2 of my very long and belated look back on 2017’s nail art. We still have five more months of favorites (and least favorites) before I start talking about what colors, nail polishes, and stamping plates I used the most in 2017 so let’s jump in! (Part Read More

2017 – a Belated Year in Review – Part 1/2

May 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Yeah, I really take my time about these things. It’s just a lot more fun to paint my nails than it is to talk about them…again. But it’s also true that we can learn more from looking back (as long as that’s not all we do). So today I’m sharing Read More

Black & White Lace - Hermit Werds - white mermaid- and shell-themed lace stamped on a black magnetic polish

Black & White Lace

May 22, 2018 Lisa 0

#NailCraziesUnite’s Black & White Lace prompt made the color choices pretty easy. But the hardest part of putting together a lace nail art design is figuring out which image to use. I was all set to use a heart lace pattern, but then I remembered it was MerMay and decided Read More

Stars of the Orient - Hermit Werds - shimmery blue floral kimono stamping on a blue grey glitter filled background

Stars of the Orient

May 17, 2018 Lisa 0

The best weather for using thermal polishes is rapidly fading away so I thought it was time to use Shinespark’s “Snowfall” before it became too difficult to photograph in all its glory. And with my luck the day I used it was rather warm and I still had to dip Read More

Metallic Stars - Hermit Werds - water marble nail art with a rainbow of metallic polishes and silver star outlines

Metallic Stars

May 16, 2018 Lisa 0

@nailsmyth posted an amaaazing metallic water marble using KleanColor polishes and I had them so I really wanted to try my hand at it too. The water marbling gods were not with me even with the humidifier on. The polishes were just drying too fast for me to get any Read More

Fields of Roses - Hermit Werds - nail art of red rose vines against a green holographic background

Fields of Roses

May 14, 2018 Lisa 0

#WhenColoursCollide was much more vigilant this time about people strictly sticking to the color prompt and to that I say, ‘Good for them!’ It felt like people were playing fast and loose with the prompts more and more, and it was time to rein it in. And, of course, it Read More

Ladybug Aggregation - Hermit Werds - nail art with soft, sweet ladybugs and daisies against a bright yellow background

Ladybug Aggregation

May 9, 2018 Lisa 0

Ladybug aggregation is when ladybugs form large clusters and hibernate together over the winter. Sometimes they try to do this in our buildings and people get really fussed. But as numerous as they seem in such situations, their populations are in decline. You can help by not only stopping people Read More

Flowers for Molly - Hermit Werds - red/green thermal polish with red flowers and green Chinese dancing girls

Flowers for Molly

May 8, 2018 Lisa 0

Molly is the indie maker behind Shinespark Polish. We were not close friends, but I had purchased from her several times and we had interacted on Instagram. I admired her so much and love her polishes. I heard about her murder two days after it occurred. She was going to Read More

Watercolor Flowers - Hermit Werds - feather nail art filled in with watercolor paints in soft greens and blues

Watercolor Feathers

May 6, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I’m combining #NailCraziesUnite’s prompt of Pastel Watercolor and #WNAC2018’s prompt of Feathers. I’ve been enjoying this opal white gel for the lovely translucent effect it can add to your nail art. So far I’ve tried it with glitter, jelly polishes, and now watercolors. The only thing that sucks about Read More

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